I suspect most of us are more than familiar with the standard repertoire of the piano, but how much of the Orchestral rep do you know? And by KNOW, I mean you could hum along with the entirety of the piece and not miss a beat.
I’ve been working on it - choosing one symphony a week to listen to several times until I ‘get’ it, but I still have a long way to go.
So here’s my list:
Bartok Concerto for Orch
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Brahms 1, 2 and 4
Debussy La Mer
Dukas Sorcerer’s apprentice
Franck Symphony in D
Haydn 94 and 104
Mozart 40, 41
Prokofiev 1, 5
Respighi Pines of Rome
Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antarctica
I don’t know any to be honest. I’m more into piano than music I think, at least at this stage. Only thing that I listen to with any regularity is Opera. And even then I only have one recording and each and it doesn’t help that I don’t understand german or italian so have NFI what’s going on.
tannhauser and the kleiber Tristan you posted, they’re the only completes I’ve got but I love em (musically at least). Also have random bits and pieces from Caruso and Chaliapin (italian and russian songs). Carmen would pozz work for me as it’s in french but I’m totally lost as far as plot is concerned in Wagner.
Difficult question but I guess only these:
Beethoven 5, 6, 7
I have listened to many many others, but alot of it is quite contemporary, making it almost impossible to remember everything. And a Bruckner symphony like no. 8 - wich I am quite familiar with lasts so long…
Now that I think about it, I hardly know symphonies THAT well… The only ones I know each and every theme of and everything you said are Rachmaninoff 2 and Berlioz symh fant. Oh and Respighi’s Feste Romane, but only cuz I played that one (as double bassist). And if Symphonic rep counts, I know the Ile of the Dead as good as any piano work.